Student Success Peer Mentor

Virginia Beach, VA

Position Summary: The goal of the Peer Mentor program is to promote a better sense of connection of first quarter students to managing college/campus transition. During this time, the Peer Mentors will discuss the following subjects from a student’s point of view:

  • Campus resources, activities and involvement
  • Academic rules and regulations, such as: class registration, financial aid, and attendance
  • Establishing and maintaining interpersonal relationships (building community) with faculty, staff, and peers
  • The value of a college education, along with the strategies and commitment necessary for academic success her at AiAVB

Student Qualifications:

  • Must be a full time student, within the third quarter or beyond, and maintain a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5.
  • Desire to help students succeed
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Awareness and sensitivity to individual learning styles and needs
  • Ability to apply study strategies, goal setting, organizational skills & time management in
  • sessions 

Basic Job Requirements:

  • Serve as a positive source of support to help first-year students adjust to campus.
  •  Develop and maintain a peer relationship focused on helping new students make a smooth transition, acclimate to campus, and establish a sense of belonging.
  • Serve as a resource for students helping them identify and use appropriate campus services
  • Be the second point of contact for the Student Success Advisors for the students within their network
  • Assist students’ Academic expectations and achievement (attendance, grades and conduct)
  • Assist with programming and/or workshops as requested by the Dean of Student Success.
  • Make contact with mentees and other assigned students at least once a week (electronic or personal)
  • Actively attend, assist, and participate in assigned campus events
  • Help incoming students navigate their first quarter on campus by introducing transitional topics
  • Make contact with future start Students During Week 5 and Week 10
  • Maintain and complete administrative responsibilities within a timely manner

Peer Mentors will help Program Students:

  • Become familiar with campus resources and academic expectations of Ai Virginia Beach
  • Establish and maintain positive daily routines and habits
  • Avoid and/or overcome procrastination, stress and/or anxiety
  • Set and maintain academic priorities
  • Organize class materials and prepare for assignments and exams
  • Build self-confidence to make mindful decisions, solve problems and succeed academically
  • Develop active learning strategies to assist with positive study habits
  • Become actively engaged in the learning process by creating goals
  • Increase their involvement on campus by attending events, joining student organizations and/or volunteering

Required Skills:

  • Customer service experience and a pleasant demeanor.
  • Experience working with students from diverse backgrounds.
  • Ability to understand the importance of timeliness and quality of work.
  • Ability and willingness to take direction.
  • Ability to think independently and resolve problems when appropriate.

JOB CODE: 1000057